The Butler Community College Board of Trustees announced their selection for the next college president, Dr. Kimberly Krull, currently vice president for academic affairs at Cloud County Community College in Concordia.
The decision came following input from the Advisory Committee and attendees of the public forums held with each finalist, and input of Trustees after the Board’s interviews of the three finalists.
Following discussion in executive session Thursday evening, the publicly-elected governing board directed the college attorney to negotiate a contract to hire Krull as Butler’s new president.
After contract negotiation, a start date will be announced. Dr. Karla Fisher, vice president of academics and interim president, will continue in the dual role until the new president assumes office.
The search process was facilitated by Gold Hill Associates, working with a board-appointed 15-member Advisory Committee consisting of community and business leaders, faculty, staff, and students.
“This was a very thorough search process which yielded three excellent finalists," said Ron Engelbrecht, Trustee and the Chair of the Advisory Committee. "Dr. Krull is an outstanding leader who will continue the good work of our retired president, Jackie Vietti.”
Board Chair Greg Joyce thanked the advisory committee and search consultant for their diligence and commitment and noted, “Butler Community College is an excellent resource for our communities and business partners, and Dr. Krull is a strong president who will guide our faculty, staff, and students in continuing Butler’s forward momentum and tradition of excellence.”